Find CentOS version and architecture

To find your CentOS version and architecture, you can use the following easy commands.

1. Quick and easy command to show what version and architecture your CentOS server is running:

$ echo "I am running: `cat /etc/redhat-release` (`arch`)"
I am running: CentOS release 5.8 (Final) (x86_64)

 2. Show CentOS version using /etc/issue:

$ cat /etc/issue
CentOS release 5.8 (Final)

 3. Show CentOS version using /etc/redhat-release:

$ cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 5.8 (Final)

 4. Show CentOS architecture using the arch command:

$ arch
x86_64

 5. Show runnel kernel version and architecture with the uname command:

$ uname -r -v -p
2.6.18-308.el5.028stab099.3 #1 SMP Wed Mar 7 15:56:00 MSK 2012 x86_64

 

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